L'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 822 times:
OO-VEG, this will certainly not be the typical configuration. First class : not a 2+2+2, but a 1+2+1, with suites; Biz Class what is schowd is about 42" seat pitch. With the A380, it will be more than 62". Eco class: what is schowed is 31", but with the 380, it will be about 34 (virgin even confirmed that). But there is also somewhere the airlines can put other facilities : in the cargo hold, there is a huge space for the PAX facilities.
Dfleet7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 153 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 793 times:
doesn't anyone remember when the first 747 came out? Boeing was advertising that its 747s would have rooms somewhat like small hotel rooms. They showed families sleeping in beds. Airbus is basically doing the same thing. I can almost guarantee that airlines will take advantage of all of the room in the new A-380 by putting in as many seats as possible. Maybe one plane will have something like a bar in its inaugural year but the bar will soon be replaced with additional seats.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7695 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 793 times:
I have news for you.
When the 747-100 first came out the upstairs space behind the cockpit could ONLY be used for lounge space due to evacuation requirements.
It wasn't until the 747-200 came out with its larger number of windows and a larger evacuation door on the upper deck that the space behind the cockpit could be used for seating, primarily First Class seating.
Because of the ICAO regulation that requires everyone on the plane to be evacuated in 90 seconds with 50% of the exits unusable, that will limit the number of seats on the A380-800. Airbus' 555-seat suggestion is based on meeting that specific requirement.